Sue Lynn 'Fleming' Yurick
commented on This English Only Ad Tries To Be Sarcastic But It's Just Racist
2013-05-16 14:17:03 -0700
(Gusty sigh) Yes, staged and yes, an ethnic slur. The vast majority of the children of immigrants, with or without documents, become fluent in English. Non-Hispanic immigrants to where I live, West Michigan, came at a time when they were hustled into the lumber industry and furniture factories, foundries and auto plants. It was absolutely necessary for them, and they were helped, to learn English, just as all pilots and F1 race car drivers and their crews must and do. A lot of Hispanic people had the border moved on them! Most of the West was originally Spanish-speaking. Now, if you are one of a crew of all Spanish speaking farmworkers, you have no time and no need to learn another language. In our isolation, far too many English speakers are just PROUD of being mono-lingual while most of the world is not. They have no idea what a hard language it is to learn, and I don’t see many volunteering to teach English for free, which is the way they learned it.